Good Sunday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration challenge.  The inspiration site was Eastern Accents and I was especially inspired by the Holiday Coastal Tidings collection found here.  I have attached one picture from the collection.  

The fact that the Coastal Tidings was a Christmas holiday collection inspired me to create a monochromatic coastal scene in blue and white to represent the bitter cold winter season along the northeastern coast. I visited Cape Hatteras, NC one year in November and there was snow on the dunes and the winds were almost unbearable.  Still, it was so beautiful and intriguing to see how different the coast looked in winter versus summer.

I started by creating the cloud background using an ink blending tool and hand cut cloud template.  I cut out all the images in white and sponged them lightly using my color box stylus and foam tip.

KC Impression Obsession Shell Set 1 left a

You can click on the pictures to see a closer view.

I cut the 5.5” x 7” frame layer and used a grand rectangle to cut the frame opening.  I left the die in place to act as a mask and sponged the whole frame.  The die held in place while applying ink created the white matting around the opening. I scored the lines on the frame and then applied white distress paint to give a white washed look.  I cut two white layers with deckle scissors to create the white sand dunes and attached them to the back of the frame.  The frame was attached to the cloud base layer with mounting tape.


KC Impression Obsession Shell Set 1 close

I tucked the grass in behind the dunes and attached the shells to the frame with mounting tape.  I popped the birds up in the sky with mounting tape. I really love how this turned out.  I may have to frame it.

KC Impression Obsession Shell Set 1 right

I’m so happy you stopped by today.

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Card Size:  5.5” X 7      Paper:  White    Ink:  Stampin’ Up! Bordering Blue (retired) Distress Paint Picket Fence      Accessories:  Impression Obsession Sea Birds, Shell Set, Tall Grass, Spellbinders Grand Rectangles, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Dauber, Color Box Stylus and Foam Tip, Hand Cut Cloud Template, Deckle Scissors, Scor-Pal, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Metal Adapter Plate, ATG, Big ShotTeflon Bone Folder , Guillotine Paper Cutter